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Big Oak B&B

2501 Campbell St , Sandusky, OH 44870-5310 USA (Show map)

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A 1879 Victorian farmhouse with 14 rooms furnished with antiques & family heirlooms, four rooms are guest rooms. Enjoy the sunken family great room with fireplace, games and books. Also patio, terrace, horseshoe pit, fire pit, and several small gardens, including a herb garden. Playground for children. Hiking trail. The hosts will happily provide you with tips for your visit to Cedar Point and local museums, cruises to Lake Erie Islands, golfing, swimming, dining, shopping and entertainment.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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62 Reviews

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Wonderful Bed and Breakfast

5 on August 01, 2014

This is a great bed and breakfast. Beautiful location and its run by a lovely couple. By far the best B&B I have ever been to.

Lovely B&B

5 on December 19, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed our short but sweet stay at the Big Oak. Everything was great!

The perfect stay!

5 on October 17, 2013

The entire stay was an entirely utterly enjoyable experience. We would suggest these rooms to even our worst enemies. That's how great this place is. We don't have enemies though!

Made our vacation spectacular!

4.6 on October 14, 2013

We came to Sandusky for a family wedding, but wanted to make it special for our daughter as well. We stayed in the Silhouette room and loved how warm and inviting it felt. We had our own bathroom, a king sized bed, a small dinette, a television, and a walk out patio (small, but a very nice view over the gardens). Breakfast was delicious! Jeanne and Jim went out of their way to make our mornings wonderful. They even brought out cereal for our daughter in case she wanted that instead. After breakfast each morning we went out the gardens. I don't know how Jeanne takes care of it all (I could never do it!) but the gardens are FANTASTIC! They just keep going, and going, and going! There is a small swing set for the little ones, and a garden with veggies and fruit in it as well. It was magical. They also sell garden figurines, which are placed throughout the garden and in the front yard, so make sure to pick up a memento on your way out. Jeanne and Jim are very knowledgeable about the area, and can help you find something to do if you have a free day (and you can pull yourself away from the gardens). We hope to come back to The Big Oak soon! (I still have my parting gift hanging from my review mirror in my car, Thank you Jeanne and Jim!)


5 on September 05, 2013

We so enjoyed our say with Jim and Jeanne at the Big Oak. We felt so comfortable, like staying with family. The gardens are beautiful and enchanting. We'll be back.

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3.8 on September 12, 2012

We loved our stay. Very welcoming and the breakfast was great.

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4.0 on September 11, 2012

Nice, homey atmosphere. Slept very well. Comfortable rooms.

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5 on September 11, 2012

Staying at the Big Oak was a great experience... Great food, great conversation, great company.

Wonderful Stay

5 on September 11, 2012

Excellent B&B. Innkeepers warm and friendly. Inn was clean. Breakfast was wonderful.

Home Away from Home...

5 on September 09, 2012

Very friendly B&B! You won't find any other place that makes you feel like home like the Big Oak. Loved my room and very satisfied!

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Rooms & Rates


The Godey room features an antique brass bed, and antique dresser Godey prints, and a pink and blue color scheme. Also, two comfortable chairs and a television This room may take a third guest on a layaway bed. It is $10 for the additional person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double


The Silhouette Room is a large comfortable room with a king size bed and is decorated in jade and peach with many old silhouette pictures, color TV, balcony, and private bath. This room can accommodate one extra person on a roll away bed. There is a $10.00 charge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Countryside, Suburban


Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Rt 80 - OH Turnpike West - Exit 7 North to Strub Rd - West to Campbell St - North. Long blue house on left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Edison Birthplace, McBride Arboretum, Huron Playhouse, Programs at Sandusky Pavilion, Music at Sandusky Gazebo, Beautiful downtown parks, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer , Several small gardens, patio, terrace., playground, hiking trails

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, TV

On-site activities

Canoeing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes

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  • Check In:: 1:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited with prior approval and arrangements. Call for information
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment in advance.
  • Cancellations: One week notice is required for cancellations. A service charge will apply.



James & Jeanne Ryan

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Travel, antiques, gardening, crafts.

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  • Time Served: 8:30to 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Dutch Babies
Egg puff served with strawberries.



2501 Campbell St , Sandusky, OH 44870-5310 USA (Show map)

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